- Ford Performance Europe’s Senior Manager elated with success of EcoBoost-powered championship in recent years, with 2019 set to be no exception.
- Graduates from British F4 now gracing the upper echelons of motorsport – Formula 1, IndyCar Series, Super Formula and the new-for-2019 FIA Formula 3 category, among others.
- Remarkable junior single-seater initiative set to benefit from another year of exposure to capacity trackside crowds and free-to-air ITV Sport television coverage.
Ford Performance Europe’s Senior Manager Gerard Quinn is looking forward with optimism to the 2019 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season, with the remarkable junior single-seater initiative’s success set to continue.
As the Ford EcoBoost-powered category nears half a decade entertaining capacity trackside crowds and the British public through ITV Sport’s free-to-air television coverage, several of international motorsport’s rising stars can now trace their roots back to Ford’s winning formula, as did the likes of Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button before them,
Indeed, in 2019 some of the series’ alumni will be racing in championships such as Formula 1, Super Formula, the IndyCar Series and the brand-new FIA Formula 3 category, highlighting the success of British F4’s cost-effective and instructive platform, all based around the race-proven 1.6-litre Mygale-constructed chassis.
The series has garnered a reputation for being the most competitive of it’s kind worldwide, with 2019 set to be no exception as the likes of Carlin and Richardson Racing return to the fray alongside returning household names Arden, JHR, Fortec Motorsport and reigning Champions Double R Racing.
Ginetta Junior graduates Fin Green and Luke Browning have confirmed seats at Carlin and Richardson respectively, with Brazilian karting ace Roberto Faria on board at Fortec, and many more besides finalising deals to join the grid.
“Looking ahead, I’m very optimistic that 2019 is going to be another bumper season for British F4,” enthused Quinn.
“Over the past three seasons many of our past drivers have made significant progress in their racing careers following their time in British F4, with notable examples including Lando Norris, Max Fewtrell, Jamie Caroline and Kiern Jewiss.
“In some cases what we lacked in quantity, we more than made up for in quality. Our alumni now race in Formula 1, the IndyCar Series, Super Formula and the new FIA Formula 3 International series, highlighting the success of Ford’s winning formula in developing the next generation of motorsport stars.
“Next year sees the return of Carlin and Richardson Racing alongside British F4 stalwarts such as JHR, Fortec Motorsport, Arden and Double R Racing, and I cannot wait to see how some of the old rivalries play out across another ten-event, 30-race calendar on some of the UK’s most challenging and famous circuits.
“Our series provided some of the best racing on the British Touring Car Championship support package last season and I am certain that we will continue to do so in 2019. As our races continue to benefit from ITV Sport’s live, free-to-air television coverage nationwide I am delighted so many motorsport fans that cannot join the capacity trackside crowds at each event will still be able to follow the action from their living room chairs.”
The ‘Class of 2019’ will meet the media at Brands Hatch in mid-March before returning a few weeks later on 6th-7th April to get another dramatic, action-packed ten-event, thirty-race calendar underway.